Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (005930) announces new Android controller called the Smartphone GamePad

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) has announced a new Android controller called the Samsung Smartphone GamePad.  The top of the controller can be lifted up and clamp to a smartphone. The controller supports phones with screens between 4 inches and 6.3 inches. The GamePad supports Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC. It is compatible with Android 4.1, but is optimize for Samsung Galaxy devices that run on Android 4.3.

The GamePad has four face buttons, two analog sticks, an 8-way D-Pad, and two shoulder buttons. The start and select buttons are at the bottom of the controller next to an on/off switch. The controller has a 160mAh battery.

The GamePad is available in “select European markets” and will arrive in other countries in the next few weeks.